Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

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Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


Nutrition Support Services and Food Stamps

There are many food service support resources in your community. Find out more information about where you can go to get hot meals, food stamps and emergency assistance in your area.


Jobs Program For People Who Receive Cash Assistance

Jobs is a Department of Economic Security (DES) program designed to help persons who receive cash assistance prepare for and find a job. Most adult and teen parents who receive cash assistance must work with Jobs to keep getting cash.

by: Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

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The Food Stamp and Cash Assistance Program: Overpayments

If DES gives you too much money or too many food stamps, it is called an overpayment. Even if it is not your fault that you were overpaid, DES may still collect the overpayment from you.

by: Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

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The Food Stamp Program: Income and Deductions

To qualify for food stamps, you must have less income than the food stamp income limits. Some income does not count.


The Cash Assistance Program and Child Support

There are many children who are not getting support from both parents. If you are not getting child support for your children, this article may give you information that will help you.




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Question: I just moved from Florida and had benefits with them. Am I eligible for benefits in Arizona even though my Florida benefits have not been closed yet?
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Question: hi I have question for you how much we have to make yearly to get food stamp and medicate
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Question: I have been paying an overpayment fee each month for the past sveral years which has totaled over $1000. The original reason was proven to be invalid and nothing has ever been adjusted. The reason was because for one 6 month period somehow it was reported that a felony conviction was in my criminal record which was not reported on my app because it was not true.I have never had a felony conviction.This has been an issue I have been trying to correct since it's started and nothing has been done.Please assist me with this issue.
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Question: How long do you get food stamps for?
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Question: How long can a person collect food stamps and cash assistance?
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Question: What if someone in my household already receives food stamps each month? Can I still receive food stamps under the same household?
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Question: I applied for food stamps and cash assistance on 11/16/15 and was approved for foodstamps and have already received them. However, the cash assistance is still pending. I understand it can take up to 45 days for them to make a decision but my question is if it is approved will the backdate the cash assistance to the date of application or will it become effective the 1st of the month after approval?
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Question: my husband and I are on disability and we have one small truck pay $740 a month rent and make approximately 2100 and fifty dollars a month between the two of us can we apply for food stamps we have no minor children in our household it is just the two of us
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Question: Do I qualify for food stamps if I own a mobile home?
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Question: My mother is now living in a nursing home. She has a $4000 balance left on her ebt food card can i use that?
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Question: If my son turns 18 and is getting a settlement from an accident does that affect my benefits?
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Question: I am 21 years old, pregnant and have a 8 month old baby. I pay rent, but have no job and i am receiving food stamps monthly with cash assistance for 3 months. My 3 month period ends this July. I want to apply for monthly cash assistance so my question is : if my baby's father gives me $60 a week would I still need to put him under child support in order to receive cash assistance? Thank you for reading
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Question: If I'm visiting Arizona from Michigan can i use my ebt food stamps card there?
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Question: My husband and I are on food stamps. My husband had a stroke and is the main recipient. I want to quit getting them for myself. Will my husband still be able to get them? We have two fridges and I can keep our food separated. Thank you.
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Question: I will be moving to phoenix Arizona july 1,2015 and I will only need assistance for a short while how do I apply when I get there
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Question: i forgot my eight digit case number
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Question: I moved from Chicago to Phoenix.I alread recive food stamps.I am trying to switch my case to here.also I have a 4yr old child.can I apply for cash?
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Question: Do federal student loans and grants affect my elegibility to receive food stamps and achhcs for me and my son?
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Question: If I am 16 & I have a child & I no longer live with my mother & father, I live on my own, can I apply for my own food stamps card or for cash assistance?
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Question: How long does it take for a new card to come in the mail?
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Question: I moved states and left my card and case number. How do i clise my account.?
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Question: Can I lose my insurance and/or food stamps if I am buying a house?
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Question: Is there ant way a homeless male can receive cash assistance
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Question: I had to renew my foodstamps in October... because I forgot and didn't receive any so in November I started back receiving.... now I'm wondering do I receive them for this month or do I have to renew them again. Is it every six months for renewal.. I'm not sure please help me. And my case worker will not answer the phone.
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Question: I have recently ended my BENIFITS though I have till the end of the month and they will completely stop... Am I still able to use these BENIFITS ( food stamps )
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Question: I own a home, if I get food stamps and health care assistance, will I have to pay back when I sell home?
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Question: I want to reques benefits for this month My case number:03855797 Because I'm waiting get line for two day I don't receive somebody call me interview Can you help me check my case right now and let me know Thank you for helping!
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Question: I'm getting a insurance settlement and get food stamps. must I disclose this?
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Question: I'm moving to PA. Can I use my EBT card there?
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Question: How can i replace my card
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Question: Is it illegal for me to use my Moms food stamp card while she is incarcerated?
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Question: I JUST MOVED TO ARIZONA FROM CHICAGO AND I WAS TRYING TO SEE WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO TO APPLY FOR FOODSTAMPS
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Question: What is the local contact number where I can receive the most up to date information pertaining to my case number.
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Question: i need to find my des case number lost ebt card is there a number that i can call today
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Question: Me and boyfriend are both 16 and in school and we have a 2 month baby and we will be married in a few day can we get food stamps
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Question: What is the income limit for foodstamps and medicaid?
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Question: what number can i call to get my case number instead of going to the des office??
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Question: where is the office located and the number
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Question: where is the office located and the number
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Question: Can you get assistance if you quit your job?
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Question: what are the eligibility income requirements and how can I obtain an application?
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Question: How can i get my case number without having go down the DES Office?
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Question: How long does it take for you to receive your benefits if your case has been expedited?
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Question: UP TO HOW MUCH CASH AID DO I QUALIFY FOR WITH 0 INCOME AND FAMILY OF 5 1 ADULT 4 MINOR CHILDERN AND IS THERE ANY ASSITANCE FOR RENTAL AFTER INVICTION HAS TAKEN PLACE
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Question: Will receiving cash assistance affect my unemployment payment?
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Question: How old I have to be to apply on my own
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Question: I am currently receiving Nutrition Assitance but my husband just recently started receving unemployment, do i need to call and report the he is now on unemployment?
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Question: Can a 17 year old open her own case if she has a baby
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Question: Once approved, how do we find out how much in food stamps we will get monthly?
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Question: Where do I go to fill out an application and speak to someone regarding emergency food stamps and cash assistance.
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Question: How do I find out why I am not getting my food stamps this month?
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Question: I don't have any income and I asked to stay with a relative for a few days, now I am going to the men's mission shelter. Can I still qualify for cash and food stamp assistance?
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Question: I am diabetic, taking medication, and receiving food stamps but I need to eat three times per day. The amount stamps I receive is not enough for three meals a day and toward the end of the month I have to limit to one meal per day. Is an increase possible?
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Question: If you moved from another state this month can you get food stamp support now that here in AZ
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Question: how can i get my case number of food stamps
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Question: where do I go to apply for cash foodstamp ?
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Question: Say the child of the food stamp holder wants to get a job will that deduct any money from the food stamps?
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Question: can des deny you before the date given to turn in requested info i filed fair hear on oct 10 and they lost it and didnt file it tillnov 15
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Question: I was adopted at the age of 13 from Russia. My adopted American parents were abusive. At the age of 18 I left home. I have been homeless living with friends as I finished my high school diploma. I have not been able to pay anyone for living at their home. I have started community college full time, two of my classes are not college accredited as I was educationally deprive and have to catch up to take Eng. 101 and college math. I spend more time studying than the average student as English is my second language. I work 8 hours a week at a clothing store. I just started caring for a 90 year old lady, more than 20 hours per week, in exchange for a place to study & sleep. DES says I need to work 20 hours a week to get food stamps. Would my caring of the 90 year old count as working even though I do not get paid?
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Question: Does the income of my 17 year old daughter count?
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Question: My childs father moved out two months ago and used our food stamps so we are told we get nothing now for two months
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Question: can I receive food stamps if I buy a car
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Question: I was approved for foods stamps but only get 103 a month.My income is only 749 a month.All my money goes for bills. How do they come up with this?It can't be right.
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Question: My mom get food stamps for my 1yr old daughter amy mom buys stuff my daughter cant eat or whatever her boyfriend tells her to buy how do I go about gettting my own foodstamp am things for me an my daughter?
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Question: can I use my Arizona quest EDP card out of state
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Question: I am a convicted drug felon and am not eligible to receive food stamps. I have a child is she eligible. And if so how much its she eligible for. I am not currently employed.
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Question: If I find a job, when will the d.e.s take my cash assistance away? What if I still need it?
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Question: what is the amount of income to be reported. Is it over 2000 in resources,a monthly amount or longer.this is for renewal.
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Question: I need help with getting food.
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Question: We have money taken out each pay period for bankruptcy..does that count as a deduction if we apply for foodstamps?
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Question: How long must a person wait to be eligible for food stamps after a drug conviction? What can a person do to redeem themselves?
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Question: For SNAP, etc it states "Some resources don't count." Which resources do not count? Does a large insurance settlement count as a resource? Does it count when applying for cash assistance or medical insurance?
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Question: Does DES count SSI payments for a disabled child
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Question: Why is IT that I and maybe many more other people cannot get someone on the phone numbers and there are many numbers that I have called on 3-25- & 3-26-13 to renew my Food Stamps ..and no answer... I left 3-4 messages on 480 834-4066 no return calls.... I have called and called 602 771-1509 and busy busy busy all day long....
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Question: Please tell me the income level that must be met to qualify for food assistance.
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Question: I am disabled and receiving food stamps (SNAP). I submitted a medical expense list with receipts. DES stated that they do not count dental or vision expenses (eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, dental exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals) or prescription medications which are not paid for every month. They did not address the cost of medical transportation (gas to get to medical appointments). I believe that these expenses should be counted as they are out of pocket medical expenses, and the total should be divided by the number of months in the eligibility period. Help!
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Question: MY WIFE AND I HAVE A FRIEND THAT RECENTLY BECAME A SINGLE MOM OF 3 BOYS,AGES 7,10 15.WE TRY TO HELP HER OUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT WITH THESE TIMES IT'S DIFFICULT.SHE HAS TRIED MANY TIMES AND BEEN DENIED MANY TIMES FOR ASSISTANCE,WE ALL KNOW PARENTS WILL HAVE THEIR ISSUES BUT SHOULD THESE CHILDREN BE SHORT CHANGED.MY QUESTION IS WHO CAN SHE CONTACT FOR HELP THAT SHE DESERVES.PLEASE HELP.
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Question: Hello I was wondering if I lost my Yuma, AZ Food Stamps card in Yuma and never got through to anyone about trying to get it back how would i do that it had new cash on it and i do not know how to get it back please help thank you...
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Question: What is the number to report a lost EBT card?
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Question: Can I still recieve food stamps if I am admitted to a nursing home?
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Question: How old do you have to be to get food stamps assistance?
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Question: how do i find my case number
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Question: Do I get AHCCCS insurance if I have food stamps?
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Question: how many times a year can a person renew their ebt food stamp card?
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Question: Today I got my food stamp EBT card in the mail and called to activate it. Well, I gave them my social security number and made up my pin number like they asked me to and then it comes to the part where they tell me what my balance is. Well it said I have no current balance at this moment. I was just wondering why I don't have a balance when everyone I know that has or has had food stamps before is telling me that there should be money on there when I activate it?
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Question: Where can I can I find the website to apply for FOOD STAMPS and HEALTH INSURANCE ACCESS
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Question: what are the requirements for receiving cash assistance
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Question: can i get my balance online
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Question: What is the income limit for a family of three
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Question: If you are approved for kinship benefits how much money do you get.
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Question: Can I use my Arizona Quest card in any State
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Question: Do you have to live under the roof of your parents house if your under the age of 21 in order to get Foodstamps?
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Question: I have been approved for AHCCCS/ALTC, can I now receive food stamps?
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Question: hoe di i renew my application for benifits
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Question: how much benefits can i receive for 5 in my household
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Question: do u have to live in AZ a certain length of time to collect food stamps?
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Question: I would like to know if I'm still eligible for cash assistance for my son (I'm not his birth mother)under the kinship program. I was told by a friend I could receive cash, but I know nothing about this. Because at my last appointment I was told I could no longer receive cash assistance for him .I'm up for recertification for medical, foodstamps and cash, if I can still receive it for him.
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Question: If our only income is my son's SSI check, can we still get cash assistance? I am a single mother of 3 boys with another on the way.
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Question: what are the financial limits in the food stamp program
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Question: If Im receiving food stamps and cash assistance will I have to reamburse?
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Question: I am a receipient of a structured settlement...I have no funds left but I won't get another settlment until 2013....my name is on a bank account where my dad is the executor and will nto allow em access norwill tehbak allow me access so I can never use thjsoe funds for food or anythign else...how can I avoid that disallowing me from the food stamp program...I am unemployed and need food.
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Question: I and my family will be moving to AZ from Alaska late fall 2011 . I have current child support order against my ex-husband who owes over $18K in child support. He hasnt complied at all with the court order of support in AK. Can I move my child support case from AK to AZ? Will I still be able to get cash assistance, WIC and other public help in AZ with a open court order child support on my ex?
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Question: My son applied for food assistance and did get a card but his balance every month is only $16.00 a month and this is not the amount he was told at his initial application. How do I find out what happened?
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Question: i need to report changes how do i do it
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Question: Some states websites, such as MA, state that the home office expense taken on a tax return may be a countable self-employment expense for SNAP (Nutrition assistance) benefits. I cannot find anything about this on the DEA/FAA website, AZ Admin. Code, FAA Policy Manual, etc. Does anyone know? If so, and if countable, can you point me to a code section or rule number I can cite to get DES to permit this expense to be counted?
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Question: My umemployment benefits, including extensions have been exhausted and I am married and now we only have one incomem can I apply for general assistance or food stamps?
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Question: We were told by a job worker that if my husband is going to school full-time (for 10month prgm) that that would be considered his full-time job to get cash assistance and i would be able to stay home with our 2 children who are 5 and 3
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Question: when do food stamps come out each month
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Question: where do i find my food stamp reciepiant number
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Question: Could people be reported for "food Stamp" fraud? How does one go about report someone for fraud?
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Question: Can I reappley for food stamps/cash assist online?
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Question: How long can I stay on cash assitance, and what is the maximum amount granted for a 3 person household?
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Question: how do I apply
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Question: I applied for food stamps about two and a half weeks ago. How long will it take to hear on my case? I already have a case number. What site can I go on to check the status on my case?
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Question: What do you have to do to transfer your Food Stamp Benefits from state to state? Currently I reside in Michigan but will be movin to Surprise AZ in about 3weeks. What do I do to transport my information from Michigan?
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Question: If I am over 18 and in college do I still have to participate in the jobs program?
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Question: I'm 16 and have a 6 month old baby, could i apply for foodstamps?
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Question: who do i cal to report fraud
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Question: What is the income eligibility?
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Question: I am a 17 year old mother of a 2 month old and do not have a job. Could i apply for food stamps or cash assistance?
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Question: I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I lost my EBT food stamp card and I do not have my case number. How do I obtain this case number and obtain a new card?
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Question: I would like to reapply for foodstamps. i would like to fill out a application on line how would i do that?
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Question: at what age is one considered to be elderly?
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Question: what is the e mail address that i can sen my foodstamp application
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Question: I'm trying to help my mom get food stamps and cash assistance. She is age 56 and gets 480 dollars a month for retirement benefits. However; she has no car and doesn't work. She lives in a trailer. Her bills cost more than what she earns each month. So, I pay the remainder for her. My question is; does she qualify for food stamps and cash assistance without having to work a job at this point? She has no GED and has raised 8 kids and is now divorced. She gets half of her ex husbands retirement, and that's it. I would appreciate any help? I sent in her paperwork by fax.
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Question: i have 3 children and my self i would like to know the income limits for food stamps and access insurance i make around 2,400 a month before i go through the process
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Question: What is Cash Assistance technically used for?
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Question:  I lost my food stamp card i need a number so i can reportit
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Question: i already applied on line for cash assistance... how do i find out if my worker has filed my information?
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Question: Is the cash assistance program only for child support?
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Question: can i get me food stamp case number online?
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Question: how long do i have to wait to get my cash assistance into my ebt card
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Question: what if i didnt recieve my food stamos for the month and how do i get cash assistance
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Question: What is the maximum income level to qualify for food stamps?
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Question: how many times can you reneaw food stamps
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Question: application for renew food stamps
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Question: i am 17 years old i have an 8 month old daughter i don't have any type of income to take care of me or my child i am trying to finish school i don't stay with neither one of my parents i am with my grandfather. am i eligible for receiving both?
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Question: My husband is going to prison, we have a three year old and one more on the way. He is our sole income provider, will I be able to get any kind of income support while he is gone??
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Question: I need proof of benefits recieved for an application for utility assistance. Where or who can give me a total benefit amount recieved?
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Question: I was approved for food stamps, how do I get a card?
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Question: my husband just lost his job and im a full time student and we have a baby on the way, how could we get cash assistance?
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Question: If you have qualified for food stamps and then return to work can you still use the remaining balance on your EBT card? Or is the account closed?
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Question: how do i put in an application online?
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Question: I am an expecting mother and would like to know how to obtain food stamps.I have been approved for state assistance and need to know if I can have my food stamps mailed to me and ordered on-line.
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Question: How long do I have to be a resident of AZ before I apply for public benefits? I am currently living in southern California and plan to move to AZ with in the next couple of months...
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Question: hi  i've applyed for food stamps online but i don't know how to get cash assistance i get ssi every month but i have to pay my bills with it i was wondering if i can still get cash assistance
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Question: I own a home but was recently let go from the teaching industry. Can I still get food stamps? Will they be considered as a "cash Advance" and have to be paid back when I sell my home?
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Question: I was told that I would get emergency food stamps when do those get to my food card?? Thank you
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Question: i applied for cash asst. and food stamps how do I find out the status of my application
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Question: how can i get my case number online
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Question: how do i apply online
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Question: How do I report a lost Food Stamp Card
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Question: where is the food stamp office located?
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Question: what are the income guidelines
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Question: when i started i needed food stamps not cash now i need both can i add cash to my case
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Question: Money from food assistance roll over from month to month?
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Question: i have two questions.. I am 22 and live with my parents and am applying for food stamps and cash assistance do I include them on my application? What are the amounts of benefits I can expect to receive if approved?
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Question: I am a military mother of 3 who's husband went to jail for two years. I cannot find employment, he cant pay child support, and I can't get any cash assistance to provide for my children. Family is helping but what can I do? I live in my parents home they were going to rent out, but have bills and children. The state so no on cash assistance, so I only get food assistance. Isn't there something I can do during interim of trying to find a job?
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Question: WHAT IS THE INCOME LEVEL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOE FOOD STAMPS WAT ARE THE REQUIREMNETS
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Question: am i able to apply on line? I have trouble with transportaion but will make arrangements if this is not an option for me. Thank you.
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Question: For some one on food stamps; is a gift card to Walmart or Toys R Us considered income? Should someone report this type of gift as income?
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Question: can you buy shampoo, soap, vitamins or toilet paper with the arizona quest card
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Question: My father is a retired county worker for Arizona. He is now 88 years old in a nursing home. His income for ss and retirement is about 1800 a month. this does not cover his nursing home or his home expences. We have used our saving up and now I will be hitting charge cards this month to help him out. Is ther any help available for us.
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Question: What is considered poverty level? how do i know if i qualify for the program?
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Question: i am 22 years old i applied for food stamps and cash assistance i have recieved my food stamps but not the cash i just wnted to know when would i receive it
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Question: I am 19 and am pregnant and I'm trying to find out how to get some money until I have the baby so I can start work again?
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Question: I would like to know what is the most money you can earn to qualify for food stamps. I earn about 100.00 a week plus 200.00 a month from social security. Do I qualify.
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Question: I have reached my 3 mos for food stamps, but have just gotten a job. Could I get an extension until I start gettin paid and how would I do that? Thank you.
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Question: Can I apply for food stamps (for the children only) if I am a non-relative guardian only applying for the children?
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